59-Year-Old Man Killed in Two-Vehicle Collision on County Road 7

GLENN COUNTY, CA (March 24, 2022) – Monday morning, 59-year-old Richard Smith was killed in a big-rig crash on County Road 99W.

The incident happened around 6:00 a.m., at the intersection of County Road 99W and County Road 7.

According to the police, Veron McGuire of Chico was driving a big-rig north on County Road 99W. As he attempted to turn west onto County Road 7, he struck a 2009 Nissan traveling south on County Road 99W.

The impact then sent Smith’s vehicle into a nearby power pole in the vicinity. In addition, Smith was not wearing a seat belt at the time. Due to the extent of injuries sustained, officers pronounced Smith dead at the scene.

At this time, officers have no further information about the other driver’s condition.

An active inquiry is still continuing to determine more information. Glenn County police will update more information when it becomes available.


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